Steve Kolodziej will lead the girls team.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Pat Dudle announced he is stepping down.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Stevenson's point guard has started since her freshman year. By most accounts, she's one of the top point guards in the area.
Kari Moffat is Stevenson's point guard on the girls basketball team. Stevenson girls basketball has been in the headlines before. Back-to-back state championships in 1995 and 1996 put the program on the map. Then the Patriots slipped somewhat. And then there was important news in Lincolnshire — the Pats had landed a big fish. As in successful head coach Tom Dineen. He, too, had won a state championship at Buffalo Grove (2000). One thing was clear, he wouldn't stand for any losing. The timing was perfect, for in Lincolnshire there was a determined point guard named Kari Moffat. Ever since she was in sixth grade, it was her dream to break into a Stevenson lineup at an early age. "It was the first day of tryouts," Moffat recalled. "And I …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Stevenson's high-scoring Michael Fleming is having an sensational senior season.
Michael Fleming is a Stevenson High School senior and basketball shooting guard. On the court: Take a few minutes and study the floor game of Stevenson guard Michael Fleming. It won't take long. The senior has become a shooting star at Stevenson. He can beat an opponent with a drive to the hoop. He can hit an opposing defense with a long three-pointer. Fleming's Stevenson's club finished second in the recent Wheeling Hardwood Classic and the senior was named the most outstanding player at the tourney. In a win over Prospect in this tourney, Fleming hit the Knights for a career-high 29 points. "Mike has stepped up his game on and off the court tremendously," said Stevenson boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose. "He has taken the senior …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Coming back from injuries, the Buffalo Grove basketball player lights up the scoreboard with 7 three-pointers, tying a school record.
Luke Potnick, a Buffalo Grove High School junior guard, is one student who needed some good news. He was fresh off six months in rehabilitation working on his bum shoulder. "I had a torn labrum in my shoulder," Potnick said. "It got worse after time and it would dislocate." Surgery would help. And hard work. It paid off in the Elgin Boys Basketball Tournament on Dec. 19. With his healthy shoulder, Potnick slipped behind the three-point line and began to light up the scoreboard. To the tune of seven three-pointers. That tied a school record. He had a team-high 25 points in the 65-43 romp over Francis Parker. On the field/court: Of course, watching this three-point shooting show was Buffalo Grove coach Ryan O'Connor. "It was great to see …
Friday, December 23, 2011
A "good son, brother, person" is remembered 21 years later.
It was 21 years ago that Sean McInerney of Buffalo Grove died in an auto accident on his way home from Harper College. A much-loved athlete, student and son in a family with roots deep in the community, his tragic loss was felt by many. “He fell asleep at the wheel and hit a guardrail,” said his father, Jim McInerney. But Sean hasn’t been forgotten, thanks to St. Mary Catholic School, which next week puts on the 20th annual Sean McInerney Basketball tournament in his honor. “He was just a good son, brother and all-around good person,” said his father, who now lives in Arlington Heights with his wife, Peggy, and has two other children, Regina and Jamie. “He had lots of friends at St. Mary’s,” Jim McInerney said. “He then went to Carmel (…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders are invited to try out.
Tryouts for the Junior Patriot Basketball feeder program will be held Sunday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 13 in the Stevenson High School fieldhouse. The Junior Patriot program is open to boys and girls in grades 6-8 who live in District 125. Tryouts are free, but prospective players need to register in advance through the Junior Patriot Basketball website. Players need to bring their own basketball to tryouts, and are encouraged to attend both dates. The tryout times on Nov. 6 and 13 will be noon to 1:30 p.m. for eighth grade, 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. for seventh grade, and 3:30 to 5 p.m. for sixth grade. The competitive program teaches fundamental offensive and defensive skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. Each team will play approximately 30-35 …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Buffalo Grove guard played on the state championship team of 2000, but many would say she was in better in softball.
Lindsey Hamma still likes the photograph in which she dives into basketball coach Tom Dineen’s arms after her team stunned Illinois state basketball and won a state title in 2000. “I gave Mr. Dineen a hug,” Hamma said. “People ask me what he was saying to me in the picture, and I have no idea.” It’s been 11 years since Buffalo Grove High School‘s girls basketball team brought home the state championship trophy. “It was amazing,” Hamma said. “We had worked hard for four years. I still remember everybody was going crazy. I was a little teared up after that. I couldn’t stop smiling. My jaw hurt after that.” Hamma is now the head girls softball coach at Hoffman Estates High School. She coaches freshman basketball in the winter. Sports have …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Submitted by District 96
Both of Twin Groves Middle School's eighth-grade boys basketball teams met their goals this season. For the first time in Patriot Middle School Conference basketball history, two Twin Groves teams – Kolts Team Blue and Kolts Team Gold – emerged as conference champions. The Gold Team, led by first-year Twin Groves Coach Jeff Williams (pictured far left), earned an impressive 11-2 season record. The Blue Team, led by seasoned Coach Les Rimey, boasted a 12-0 season–the first time ever that a Patriot Conference basketball team went undefeated. Rimey, a social studies teacher who will retire in June after 34 years of service, was pleased to wrap up his basketball coaching career working with such an outstanding team. At a Board of Education …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Patch Whiz Kid of the Week
Whiz Kid’s Name: Michelle O’Brien, 18 Whiz Kid’s School: Adlai E. Stevenson High School Whiz Kid’s Accomplishment: Michelle has been a varsity starting basketball player at Stevenson High School since her freshman year. At the end of her high school career, she will be #4 in all time scoring, #2 in all time rebounds, #4 in all time blocks, and #2 for all time three pointers. Michelle was the Daily Herald “player of the year” last year and recently got nominated to the McDonald’s All American Team. Whiz Kid’s Key to Awesomeness: Michelle has a passion for basketball; whether at her house, at the gym, or at Stevenson High School, she loves going to practice. From as young as she can remember, Michelle was exposed to the game of basketball, …